The Film Society encourages the progressive evolution of film culture and individual lives by celebrating the transformative power of the moving image in all its forms. Through intelligent and innovative programming, it creates singularly vital experiences for audiences of all kinds.


  • SFIFF59 Call For Entries

    The SF International Film Festival will open submissions to SFIFF59 (Spring 2016) on September 1, 2015. Works in all genres, forms and lengths are considered.

  • Special Presentations

    The Film Society presents numerous special events throughout the year, from film premieres (often with special guests) to screenings with live music, and much more.

  • SFIFF58 Video Highlights

    Watch red carpet interviews and onstage programs that took place during the 58th San Francisco International Film Festival.

  • SFIFF Screening Room

    Watch a selection of highlights from the 58th San Francisco International Film Festival - including red carpet interviews, Q&As, and special original content.

  • Festival Photo Album

    It is our pleasure to share moments and memories captured over the course of the 15 days of our 58th Festival.

  • 58th SF Int'l Film Festival

    We are thrilled to share the full slate of films and programs that were featured at the 58th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 23-May 7, 2015).

  • Fall Season 2014

    The Fall Season – taking place over three exciting film-filled weekends in November – brings important new work home to adventurous and inquisitive Bay Area audiences through in-depth explorations of three renowned filmmaking capitals.

  • Calendar

    View all events, deadlines and screenings.

  • Archive

    A treasure trove of all past Film Society screenings and special events. Here you will find all films shown in the San Francisco International Film Festival, our Fall Season and in our other year-round programs.

From our blog

  • See More SFIFF: September Highlights August 25, 2015

    So excited that more stories from the San Francisco International Film Festival are making their way into the world. Bay Area, there are so many great films hitting the big screen this coming month.   Read More

  • Summer School: SFFS Education Roundup August 19, 2015

    Before we move into the fall semester, we want to take a moment to highlight some of the enriching educational experiences we provided this summer.   Read More

  • See More SFIFF: August Highlights July 29, 2015

    If you didn't get enough of these indie flicks during the Festival season, then be sure to mark your calendars for another round of theatrical releases coming to the Bay Area this month.   Read More